Whee Kim

Whee Kim

Height: 6'0" (1.83 m)
Weight: 172 (78 kg)
Age: 28 (February 22, 1992)
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Residence: Dallas, Texas
Family: Single

Education: Yonsei University
Special Interests: Music, movies, fitness
Turned Professional: 2010
City plays from: Dallas, TX, United States


Exempt Status


Minor Medical Extension

Career Victories


International Victories (2):
2012 Shinhan Donghae Open [Kor]. 2018 Descente Korea Munsingwear Matchplay [Kor].

Player Statistics


Career Low Round:

62 - 2018 A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier (Round 1)

Career High FedExCup Rank:

#8 : 2018 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open

Career High Official World Golf Rank:

#98 : 2018 RBC Canadian Open

Career Largest Paycheck:

$598,400 : 2018 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open (Finished 2)

National Team Selections


Asian Games : 2010

Career Records


PGA TOUR (Playoff Record: 0 - 1)
Season Events Rounds 1st 2nd 3rd Top 10 Top 25 Cuts Made Cuts Missed WD FedExCup Rank Earnings
Total: 136 383 3 2 10 18 64 69 3 $4,794,398
2020 2 6 1 1 $17,258
2019 27 69 1 1 9 17 1 $292,773
2018 30 89 2 3 5 16 14 72 $1,920,340
2017 27 72 1 2 5 11 14 2 89 $1,125,368
2016 27 78 1 2 2 14 13 127 $682,662
2015 23 69 1 2 5 13 10 141 $755,998
(A) - Amateur
Korn Ferry Tour (Playoff Record: 0 - 0)
Season Events Rounds 1st 2nd 3rd Top 10 Top 25 Cuts Made Cuts Missed WD Priority Rank Earnings
Total: 61 189 1 2 6 13 35 25 1 $335,717
2020 7 20 2 3 4 $14,743
2019 3 10 2 1 106 $5,050
2016 3 12 1 1 3 37 $36,975
2015 1 4 1 1 $4,475
2014 24 75 1 3 4 14 10 25 $135,406
2013 23 68 1 1 2 5 12 10 1 102 $139,068
(A) - Amateur

Top Tournaments


PGA TOUR
THE PLAYERS Championship Masters Tournament PGA Championship U.S. Open The Open Championship WGC-HSBC Champions WGC-Mexico WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play WGC-FedEx St. Jude Inv
2018 CUT CUT
2017 T50
FedExCup Playoffs
THE NORTHERN TRUST Dell Technologies Championship BMW Championship TOUR Championship
2018 T48 75
2017 T34 CUT

Personal


  • Owns a self-taught swing learned from watching youtube.com videos of Tiger Woods' swing and reading Woods' book. Has never used an instructor.
  • Earned a medal in the Asian Games to become exempt from mandatory military duty in South Korea.
  • Attended Shin Sung High School in An Yang, South Korea.
  • Favorite team is the Doosan Bears, a South Korean pro baseball team. Favorite athlete is Ji Sung Park, a pro soccer player who used to compete for Manchester United.
  • Dream foursome would include Ironman, James Bond and the Terminator.